A 44-year-old female asked:
mom, 68, wore heart monitor and was determined she has arrhythmia. heart palps were 1st indication, as she felt them going up from stomach to throat. this came sudden, no prior heart issue. could it be her deathly fear of covid cause this issue?
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Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Palpitations: Stress and fear can cause palpitations. Without knowing what the arrhythmia is, it's hard to say if this is the cause.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
What is the significance of placing nitroglycerin under the tongue during heart attack?
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Sublingual: The blood vessels under the tongue are very close to the surface lining of the mouth. Placing Nitroglycerin there allows it to dissolve and quickly enter the blood stream.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
What is the significance of placing nitroglycerin under the tongue of a patient suffering heart attack?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Cardiology 31 years experience
Emergency: Placing a sublingual meds would serve the same purpose as giving meds through IV -- as you probably know, Nitroglycerin can relieve cardiac chest pain (angina pectoris) quickly and potentially halt the progression to a heart attack -.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
What does it mean when you have a really sore throat, stuffy & runny nose, and swollen glands under your jaw?
3 doctor answers • 10 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 43 years experience
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A 40-year-old male asked:
My wife is taking an oral contraceptive. Should she take low dose asa to prevent a blood clot? Studies say that contraceptive can be linked 2 clots..
4 doctor answers • 20 doctors weighed in
Dr. Leila Winganswered
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
No smoking: Oral contraceptives can be associated with blood clots in the lungs (dvts) or lungs (pulmonary embolisms) and one of the bigger risk factors is smoking, especially over the age of 35. I am not aware of studies that show Aspirin (asa) decreases the risk of blood clots while on oral contraceptives.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Im being tested for overactive thyroid. The doctor put me on clonazepam and citalopram in the mean time for severe anxiety/panic attacks. Is severe weeakness a symptom of the thyroid or the meds?
1 doctor answer • 6 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Hard to say: Without knowing your thyroid test results, this is very hard to say. If the weakness onset was right after starting the medications, that may be the cause. If you have sever hyperthyroidism ( TSH is very low and your free thyroxine, t4, is very high), then your thyroid could be contributing. An evaluation by your doctor shoudl be able to tell the difference, or find another explanation.
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Last updated Dec 27, 2020
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